1983–84 Montreal Canadiens season

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1983–84 Montreal Canadiens
Division 4th Adams
Conference 8th Wales
1983–84 record 35–40–5
Goals for 286
Goals against 295
Team information
General Manager Serge Savard
Coach Bob Berry
Jacques Lemaire
Captain Bob Gainey
Alternate captains None
Arena Montreal Forum
Team leaders
Goals Guy Lafleur (30)
Assists Guy Lafleur (40)
Points Guy Lafleur (70)
Penalties in minutes Chris Nilan (338)
Plus/minus Bill Root (+26)
Wins Rick Wamsley (19)
Goals against average Richard Sevigny (3.38)

The 1983–84 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 75th season of play. The club placed fourth in its division to qualify for the playoffs. They were defeated in the Prince of Wales Conference finals, by the New York Islanders.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Boston Bruins 80 49 25 6 336 261 1606 104
Buffalo Sabres 80 48 25 7 315 257 1190 103
Quebec Nordiques 80 42 28 10 360 278 1600 94
Montreal Canadiens 80 35 40 5 286 295 1371 75
Hartford Whalers 80 28 42 10 288 320 1184 66

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1983 4–7 New York Islanders (1983–84) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1983 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 0–2–0
3 W October 10, 1983 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 1–2–0
4 L October 13, 1983 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 1–3–0
5 W October 15, 1983 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 2–3–0
6 W October 19, 1983 12–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 3–3–0
7 W October 20, 1983 5–4 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 4–3–0
8 L October 22, 1983 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 4–4–0
9 L October 25, 1983 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 4–5–0
10 L October 29, 1983 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 4–6–0
11 L October 30, 1983 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 4–7–0
12 W November 1, 1983 6–2 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 5–7–0
13 W November 3, 1983 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 6–7–0
14 L November 5, 1983 4–10 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 6–8–0
15 W November 9, 1983 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 7–8–0
16 L November 12, 1983 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 7–9–0
17 L November 13, 1983 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 7–10–0
18 W November 15, 1983 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 8–10–0
19 W November 17, 1983 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 9–10–0
20 T November 19, 1983 5–5 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 9–10–1
21 W November 22, 1983 4–2 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 10–10–1
22 W November 23, 1983 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 11–10–1
23 L November 26, 1983 2–5 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 11–11–1
24 L November 29, 1983 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 11–12–1
25 L December 1, 1983 3–6 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 11–13–1
26 W December 3, 1983 4–2 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 12–13–1
27 L December 4, 1983 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 12–14–1
28 W December 6, 1983 4–1 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 13–14–1
29 L December 8, 1983 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 13–15–1
30 L December 10, 1983 0–2 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 13–16–1
31 T December 11, 1983 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 13–16–2
32 W December 15, 1983 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 14–16–2
33 W December 17, 1983 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 15–16–2
34 W December 20, 1983 6–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 16–16–2
35 L December 22, 1983 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 16–17–2
36 W December 26, 1983 2–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 17–17–2
37 L December 27, 1983 4–7 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 17–18–2
38 W December 31, 1983 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 18–18–2
39 L January 3, 1984 5–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 18–19–2
40 W January 5, 1984 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 19–19–2
41 W January 7, 1984 5–0 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 20–19–2
42 L January 8, 1984 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 20–20–2
43 W January 11, 1984 6–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 21–20–2
44 L January 12, 1984 3–7 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 21–21–2
45 L January 14, 1984 1–3 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 21–22–2
46 L January 17, 1984 4–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 21–23–2
47 W January 19, 1984 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 22–23–2
48 L January 21, 1984 2–3 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 22–24–2
49 T January 24, 1984 7–7 OT Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 22–24–3
50 W January 26, 1984 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 23–24–3
51 W January 28, 1984 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 24–24–3
52 W January 29, 1984 7–2 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 25–24–3
53 T February 2, 1984 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 25–24–4
54 L February 3, 1984 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 25–25–4
55 T February 5, 1984 2–2 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 25–25–5
56 W February 7, 1984 5–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 26–25–5
57 L February 9, 1984 6–7 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 26–26–5
58 L February 11, 1984 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 26–27–5
59 W February 13, 1984 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 27–27–5
60 W February 14, 1984 5–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 28–27–5
61 L February 18, 1984 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 28–28–5
62 L February 21, 1984 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 28–29–5
63 L February 23, 1984 3–5 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 28–30–5
64 W February 25, 1984 7–4 New York Rangers (1983–84) 29–30–5
65 W March 1, 1984 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 30–30–5
66 W March 3, 1984 3–1 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 31–30–5
67 L March 4, 1984 1–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 31–31–5
68 L March 6, 1984 3–8 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 31–32–5
69 W March 8, 1984 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 32–32–5
70 L March 10, 1984 2–4 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 32–33–5
71 L March 12, 1984 6–7 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 32–34–5
72 W March 15, 1984 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 33–34–5
73 W March 17, 1984 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 34–34–5
74 W March 19, 1984 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 35–34–5
75 L March 21, 1984 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 35–35–5
76 L March 24, 1984 2–5 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 35–36–5
77 L March 25, 1984 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 35–37–5
78 L March 27, 1984 0–7 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 35–38–5
79 L March 29, 1984 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 35–39–5
80 L March 31, 1984 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 35–40–5

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Playoffs[edit]

As fourth-place finishers, the Canadiens drew the division winner Boston Bruins as their first round opponent. The Canadiens upset the Bruins, sweeping the series in three straight games. The Canadiens then faced off against the Quebec Nordiques in a "Battle of Quebec". The Canadiens defeated the Nordiques four games to two to advance against the New York Islanders, the defending Stanley Cup champion. The Islanders would eliminate the Canadiens in six games.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Guy Lafleur RW 80 30 40 70 19 -14 6 0 6
Mats Naslund LW 77 29 35 64 4 5 3 0 1
Bobby Smith C 70 26 37 63 62 -7 6 1 3
Guy Carbonneau C 78 24 30 54 75 5 3 7 2
Ryan Walter C/LW 73 20 29 49 83 -11 7 1 4
John Chabot C 56 18 25 43 13 -2 4 1 2
Larry Robinson D 74 9 34 43 39 4 4 0 1
Bob Gainey LW 77 17 22 39 41 10 0 0 3
Mario Tremblay RW 67 14 25 39 112 2 3 0 3
Pierre Mondou C 52 15 22 37 8 9 3 1 1
Steve Shutt LW 63 14 23 37 29 -18 4 0 2
Chris Nilan RW 76 16 10 26 338 -4 4 0 1
Craig Ludwig D 80 7 18 25 52 -10 0 0 1
Bill Root D 72 4 13 17 45 26 1 1 0
Alfie Turcotte C 30 7 7 14 10 -9 5 0 0
Perry Turnbull C 40 6 7 13 59 -12 2 0 1
Jean Hamel D 79 1 12 13 92 7 0 0 0
Ric Nattress D 34 0 12 12 15 -11 0 0 0
Mark Hunter RW 22 6 4 10 42 -2 1 0 0
Doug Wickenheiser C 27 5 5 10 6 1 0 0 1
Keith Acton C 9 3 7 10 4 -5 2 0 0
Kent Carlson D 65 3 7 10 73 -15 0 0 2
Gilbert Delorme D 27 2 7 9 8 -4 0 0 0
Mike McPhee LW 14 5 2 7 41 4 0 0 0
Mark Napier RW 5 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 1
Greg Paslawski RW 26 1 4 5 4 -5 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 42 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0
Claude Lemieux RW 8 1 1 2 12 -2 0 0 0
Chris Chelios D 12 0 2 2 12 -5 0 0 0
Robert Picard D 7 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Rick Green D 7 0 1 1 7 -5 0 0 0
Dave Allison D 3 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Normand Baron LW 4 0 0 0 12 -2 0 0 0
Jocelyn Gauvreau D 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Mark Holden G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bill Kitchen D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Landon RW 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sergio Momesso LW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
John Newberry C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Penney G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richard Sevigny G 40 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Rick Wamsley 2333 42 19 17 3 144 3.70 2
Richard Sevigny 2203 40 16 18 2 124 3.38 1
Mark Holden 52 1 0 1 0 4 4.62 0
Steve Penney 240 4 0 4 0 19 4.75 0
Team: 4828 80 35 40 5 291 3.62 3

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Mats Naslund LW 15 6 8 14 4 3 1 3
Chris Chelios D 15 1 9 10 17 1 0 0
Steve Shutt LW 11 7 2 9 8 2 0 0
Pierre Mondou C 14 6 3 9 2 1 0 1
Mario Tremblay RW 15 6 3 9 31 0 0 1
Bobby Smith C 15 2 7 9 8 1 0 1
Guy Carbonneau C 15 4 3 7 12 0 0 1
Bob Gainey LW 15 1 5 6 9 0 0 0
John Chabot C 11 1 4 5 0 0 0 1
Larry Robinson D 15 0 5 5 22 0 0 0
Mark Hunter RW 14 2 1 3 69 0 0 0
Ryan Walter C/LW 15 2 1 3 4 1 0 1
Rick Green D 15 1 2 3 33 0 0 0
Perry Turnbull C 9 1 2 3 10 0 0 0
Guy Lafleur RW 12 0 3 3 5 0 0 0
Craig Ludwig D 15 0 3 3 23 0 0 0
Jean Hamel D 15 0 2 2 16 0 0 0
Steve Penney G 15 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Mike McPhee LW 15 1 0 1 31 0 0 0
Chris Nilan RW 15 1 0 1 81 0 0 0
Normand Baron LW 3 0 0 0 22 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Steve Penney 871 15 9 6 32 2.20 3
Rick Wamsley 32 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 903 15 9 6 32 2.13 3

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Montreal's draft picks at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Alfie Turcotte  United States Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
2 26 Claude Lemieux  Canada Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
2 27 Sergio Momesso  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
2 35 Todd Francis  Canada Brantford Alexanders (OHL)
3 45 Daniel Letendre  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 78 John Kordic  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
5 98 Dan Wurst  United States Edina High School (USHS-MN)
6 118 Arto Javanainen  Finland Pori (Finland)
7 138 Vladislav Tretiak  Soviet Union Moscow CSKA (USSR)
8 158 Rob Bryden  Canada Henry Carr Crusaders (MetJHL)
9 178 Grant McKay  Canada University of Calgary (CIAU)
10 198 Thomas Rundqvist  Sweden Karlstad (Sweden)
11 218 Jeff Perpich  United States Hibbing High School (USHS-MN)
12 238 Jean-Guy Bergeron  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1983–84 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ "1983-84 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.